Selina Tusitala Marsh is of Samoan, Tuvaluan, English, Scottish and French descent. She teaches New Zealand and Pacific Literature at Auckland University. She is currently completing her first collection of poetry, 'Afakasi'. The development of Pasifika Poetry is her latest research passion.
Selina recently edited Niu Voices: Contemporary Pacific Fiction 1, Huia Publishers. A collection of short stories and poems by selected Pacific writers and poets.
"My latest research project is the development of a Pasifika Poetry web site, which aims to be a comprehensive one-stop shop for anyone interested in viewing and hearing Pasifika poets performing their work and being interviewed. Check it out at ‘nzepc.auckland.ac.nz’. Enjoy!" - Selina Tusitala Marsh